Hi ladies, it is so amazing to have everyone here and engaging with each other. I will happily kick start the introduction thread off and I hope that you all take part as soon as possible.
My name is Lynne Huysamen. I am a married mother of a pigeon pair. A beautiful 7 year old girl and a wild, loving 5 year old boy.
I am also a recovering alcoholic and drug addict – close on 11 years clean.
I started blogging in 2012 after my daughter was born. My first blog posts were added to my online store as a way to try and drive traffic to my website. Very quickly I figured out how much I enjoy blogging and I also figured out that I didn’t need to invest money in buying products to market and sell them. I didn’t have to do all the admin work related to selling physical products – no storing, packaging, ordering, shipping… I can make money through my writing and marketing.
Tasks which I would have to be doing anyway to market my online store and make sales.
I closed my online store and changed that website to my blog which is still my main business – Kaboutjie.
I have built a number of websites over the years and made money from all of them. However managing multiple websites is not easy and I find myself spread too thin. It has taken me a while to really think about the direction I want to be in and the things that I want to blog about.
While I love all my websites I have made plenty of mistakes along the way. Now that I better understand what I am doing I am going to be making my website lynnehuysamen.com my main money focus moving forward.
This website which I set up last week is also going to be a big focus since I love connecting with other bloggers and I really believe that as women, many of you also mothers that work from home, we can support each other and help each other grow.
Women empowering women is something I am passionate about. I hope to grow this community into a fantastic resource for women bloggers.
Very soon, when this community is up and running more, I plan on building my next website which will be a local community website.
On lynnehuysamen.com I am going to be writing about mental health, parenting, mompreneur, travel, inspiring people (mostly women) and anything else that I love.
Since I am the first one in here I can’t share the introduction topics that I enjoyed but I will be reading them all as they are published.